Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jane By Design: Style Challenge #2

well, folks, i made it to round #2 of the ABC Family's Jane By Design Style Challenge. yeaaaaah, baby!
(*roar from the crowd, pom-poms going nuts, and the Much Love, illy mascot makes his way to continue to hype up the crowd*) thanks for all of your support for round #1 - and will hope you continue to cheer me on as we tackle round #2.

so Style Challenge #2 we were asked to come up with a t-shirt design that expressed who was our style icon. now when i think of who that person is - i actually find myself influenced by so many styles in a variety of ways. even back in college, i remember one of the resident deans looking over my outfit and said, oh, ilene, you and your many looks. i don't know if she meant that as a good or bad thing (haha!) - but i took it as a good thing since i love experimenting with so many tastes and styles. 

however, the style icon that i decided to express in my t-shirt design is one that has been with me since my childhood days, so i thought it be appropriate to give her the credit she is due. 

none other than the adorable cute and sassy, Hello Kitty! i am a huge fan of her signature big red bow and the way she can make a statement even in the most simple, yet fun outfits! and if you have followed my blog long enough or know me at all, you would certainly know how she's influenced my personal style, taste, and even my own Much Love, illy shop products! 

see what i mean?! i love Hello Kitty's bows, signature pops of color (you know me - that is my fave!), and her cuteness factor. LOVE! Hello Kitty pretty much rocks as she continues to inspire me every day in so many ways.

now calling all my Jane By Design Style Challenge cheerleaders! help a sister out by going to the Jane By Design Facebook page and let them know that Much Love, illy sent you AND let them know who is your style icon

need some extra inspiration  - Jane By Design sent this video HERE to help me and you out! and feel free to spread the word to your friends - i'd love as much support as possible to *crossing fingers, legs, and toes* make it to the next Style Challenge! 
thanks for your continued support, friends!

much love.
[happy tuesday, friend.]

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  1. hheheheh hello kitty is adorable!! and i love that she is your style icon... soo cute!!!

  2. I can TOTALLY see Hello Kitty in your style! Love it!

  3. sent some much love, illy love to jane by design facebook.

    love the shirt design! =)

  4. Girl that shirt is adorb!!! SOO cute!

  5. That shirt came out so cute! I left love for you on the Jane By Design page!

  6. Congrats girly!! SO happy for you. Hope you win!! :)


  7. What fun AGAIN! Just left a comment on the BBD Facebook wall. Good luck!

  8. OMG, that tshirt is soooo adorable! i'd totally buy that. great job!!!

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  9. So sweet. And that bow- I want it- I saw it on etsy.

  10. Kitty is cute! And so are you!!! <3

    Of course, my best wishes for you to make it to round #3... :)

  11. um, hello kitty totally rocks! and so do you!!!

  12. You are so her! So happy and fun and absolutely stylish. Love that!

  13. LOVE these bows...they are so stinkin' cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  14. too cute!!! love love love. :)

  15. I remember getting giddy up every time I get something Hello Kitty back in HS..oh wait..i still do.

    Love the bow in the tshirt!

    Merry christmas to you and your family dear!

  16. oh my word that shirt is so adorbs <3

  17. I love bows in the back of a big bun!

    Happy Holidays Ilene my dear!!!

    Virginie ♥

  18. So cute! & woooooooo! Congrats on making it to the next round!!! So exciting!

  19. That hello kitty tee is absolutely adorable~! I love her 3D bow, heehee :D

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  20. Hello Kitty?
    I don't get it.

    Definitely can see the inspiration behind your amazing style!

    Sending you lots of good luck for the challenge!

  21. Only you can pull off a big red bow!

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